Hello! It's Fran here. Today I'd like to show you a twist on the easel card which is so popular at the moment as it's so easy to make. I thought it was perfect for propping up this little 3D aperture scene and it all folds flat so will fit in an envelope.
So, here's how I did it. (click on photos for closer view)
- Stamps Used: store stamp kit 'Blooming Spring' for Oakley, Willow and the sentiment. The birdtable and the flowers are from the 'Birdie Love' stamp kit
- Regular white cardstock for stamping/colouring on
- patterned cardstock for the background (I've used MME 'Bella bella') and coloured cardstock for decorating
- cardblank 6x6 or cardstock to make your own
- your choice of ink & colouring medium (I've used Memento inks & Copics with bit of Sakura glaze pens in places)
- Craft knife, DS tape, 3D foam, border punches, distress inks and various flourish stamps and stickles for decorating
Cut out your background piece of card stock 5.5" x5.75". Stamp sentiment and decorate as you wish then add Willow on with 3D foam. This is also when you want to finish decorating the aperture frame with Oakley on it. On mine, I've stamped some flourishes along the bottom, inked around the edges, added strip of decorative paper to the strip near the top and used border punch on the top edge. It is then ready to stick together.
You want to turn the frame to the reverse and stick DS tape to the bottom strip and stick it behind the piece with Willow on as shown in photo. You then want to add DS tape to the strip at the top (on mine this is where I have used my Martha Stewart 'Iron fence' border punch) before you fold this over and back onto Willow to complete your little aperture scene like so . . .
Then it's just making the base easel card (just a regular card blank with fold in the middle as shown) then decorate the inside as shown (this is what also keeps it standing when you open it up). My card base is 6x6.
5. Then just add DS tape to the bottom half and stick your finished aperture scene frame to it and you'll get this . .
And just to prove it does all fold down relatively flat . .
Well, I hope you've enjoyed your visit and hope it's given you some ideas. Have fun!